Minister Bruton officially opens Ribworld’s new facility at Fethard, Co Tipperary
€8 million investment project is supported by Department of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland
Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government, Alan Kelly, has welcomed the announcement of 100 new jobs at Ribworld.
Ribworld who are currently based in Clonmel, are taking over the former Dawn Fresh Food building in Fethard. They currently employ 75 people but will more than double the number of employees over the next three years in Fethard.
The Tipperary TD said it follows from the recent news of 46 new jobs for Tipperary town and demonstrates that economic recovery is beginning to take hold in Tipperary.
“The live register figures for Tipperary are going down and now we have a new company announcing 100 new jobs for the area. This is happening because confidence is returning to the local economy and the €8 million investment in Ribworld is evidence of that,”
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton, will make the official announcement at the opening of Ribworld’s plant today. Recruitment for the new positions will get underway shortly, and this will bring employment levels at Ribworld to over 175 people over the next three years
Ribworld is part of the M&M Walshe food group, and is recognised as one of Europe’s leading sous vide specialists. The company is set to invest in a major new product development drive and expand operational capacity, all aimed at meeting increasing demand for its products and expanding its market share across Europe and other international markets.
“Ribworld are an example of what can be done locally. Tipperary is a recognised place of food and agriculture excellence and with the right support, companies from Tipperary can grow and develop and become market leaders in their field. I look forward to seeing more announcements of this nature in Tipperary,” concluded Minister Kelly.